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27 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 0 workings. Check your laser manual for any lubrication needs and specific hidden parts that require cleaning. Clean the exhaust piping at least once a year if not more frequently. I use my slower times to do a lot of cleaning and maintenance. A good high-powered shop vac has provided a key role in cleaning my laser. LASER EMERGENCY REPAIR KIT This is one of my favorite topics. Call your tech support and ask them what parts wear out the most and require replacement by the user. By purchasing these items, you will save yourself the cost of overnight shipping, a lot of stress, and perhaps a customer or two. My kit contains the X-axis motor, encoder assembly, encoder strip, flex cable to the encoder, X-axis belt, and extra lens- cleaning fluid. The final advice I have for select- ing your laser is buy one that will allow you to do 90% to 95% of the jobs you are interested in obtaining. You might just find the remaining 5% to 10% of those jobs requires you to invest a large amount of money that buys you capabili- ties that you only have the opportunity to use a few times each year, or for jobs where you actually end up losing money on. And buy quality. We have a number of great laser manufacturers right here in North America.

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